Green tea is the ultimate energy booster. It also just makes you feel clean and refreshed when you drink it. I started drinking it about ten years ago after reading an article about it. The article claimed it was the ultimate drink for Rheumatoid Arthritis pain. Well, it doesn’t help pain, but it does make me feel energized and refreshed.
When the weather is warm, that is the one drink I love from Starbucks! Trenta Iced Green Tea Unsweetened…the best!
I love this energy boosting green tea recipe in the winter, but it is perfect iced as well for the summer months.
Mint is an awesome flavor for tea, but the mixture of lemon and grapefruit gives it that refreshing flavor too.
I had an email from someone a few weeks ago asking me what I recommended for energy during the day. Do I always drink coffee or tea? The truth is, I am always in the mood for different things. Some days, I am really dragging by the afternoon. Coffee is always a good boost.
There are some days I suffer from fatigue and pain due to RA, and the only thing that sounds good is some green tea. Mint is such a soother for an upset stomach, so I love having some peppermint tea or making my own mix like this energy boosting green tea recipe!
Mint is also a natural stimulant! Just the smell of it can invigorate you, which is another reason this tea is such an energy booster. Citrus is the ultimate metabolism and energy charging food for me. Anytime I can add it to a drink, I always do. Even just water 🙂
Bonus…this smells amazing simmering on the stove with that citrus sent in the air!
Energy Boosting Green Tea Recipe With Mint, Lemon, & Grapefruit (Makes 3 cups)
- 24 oz water
- 1/2 lemon, juiced and 1 tsp zest
- 1/2 grapefruit, juiced and 1 tsp zest
- Four green tea bags (any kind you love)
- Mint Leaves
Directions: In a medium sauce pan, add water, the juices of the lemon and grapefruit, the zest and as many mint leaves as you like. Bring it to a boil, let it boil for about a minute.
In a tea steeper, or a large bowl, place your tea bags inside, then pour the boiling water mixture over the bags.
Steep for 4-5 minutes, or longer if you enjoy a strong tea flavor. Add some honey to the bottom of a jar, then pour the tea over it. Enjoy!
Even my husband, who is not typically a tea fan, loves this because it really wakes him up! I love making this before I work out because it really just pumps up my energy levels, especially the heavenly smell of it too. If you aren’t a grapefruit fan, feel free to use an orange instead. That will still give you the citrus boost you need!
I made this for us quit a bit over the weekend. It was very chilly on Saturday, so we built up a cozy fire and did a bunch of stuff around the house. Cleaning, organizing, working out. Then, we relaxed the rest of the day!
What are your favorite energy boosting drinks? I’d love to hear!